Outdoors

Beaverkill bridge reopens

TOWN OF ROCKLAND, NY — The historic Beaverkill Covered Bridge on Campsite Road is open again. A $2.6 million project rehabilitated the aging structure, located within the state-owned Beaverkill Campground, to improve safety and access for vehicles and pedestrians.


TRR photos by Scott Rando

This is a close-up of the American goldfinch caught early in the program, a male in breeding plumage. This bird weighed in at 11.2 grams (about the weight of 2 quarters). If you want to attract these birds to your feeder, thistle seed is a favorite.

Bird banding and breakfast at Lacawac

On the morning of June 10, Dr. Rob Smith of the University of Scranton and Dr. Meg Hatch of the Penn State Worthington Campus gave a demonstration of bird banding at the Lacawac Sanctuary in Lake Ariel.


TRR photo by Sandy Long

This fishfly was found along the Lackawaxen River in Pike County, PA. Like many other aquatic insects, fishflies are bioindicators of good water quality, an important reason to appreciate their presence here. Visit bugguide.net/node/view/4156 for more information about the fishfly depicted above. 
 

Drama on the Delaware

As Delaware River water levels recede after recent rains and the river returns to its clear flowing nature, an evening stroll and scan of its serene surface reveals an interface alive with an unfolding drama.


TRR photos by Scott Rando
In midair, a male peregrine falcon, right, hands off a small bird to his mate. The male still has feathers on his beak and right talon.

Peregrine

Imagine for a moment that both you and your spouse are trained pilots, and you each have identical aircraft.

‘Bug Week’ 2017

The first week of June finally arrived. For us fly fishermen, this week has always been known as “Bug Week.” This is about the time every year when the waters of the Upper Delaware turn to bug soup for a while. So far, this year is living up to the name and visiting fly fishermen are very happy.

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